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The Landmine of Fear

Read | Isaiah 41:10-13

Humans have legitimate reasons to live  in fear—our world has many dangers. But although our environment is frightening, Christians are not to accept fear as a way of life. God’s awesome promises allow us to live peacefully in our surroundings.

For our protection, God has instilled some natural apprehensions in us, like a fear of snakes or deep water. Our instinctive concern teaches us to respect these things until we know how to survive an encounter with them. The Creator also gave us a warning system so we’d react quickly to danger. For instance, if a car speeds toward us, an instant reaction of alarm could save our life.

In other words, some fears protect us. But constant, all-consuming dread is unhealthy. While we may feel afraid if we spot a snake, most of us don’t worry much about having such encounters. Some people anguish over dangers that might occur—instead of entrusting loved ones to God, they anxiously imagine all the ways injury might occur.

As anxiety grows, uncertainty builds up until it hinders our relationship with God. Fears about the welfare of loved ones, financial well-being, or eternal security all result from doubt regarding the Lord’s provision. Then our attention is centered on our concerns rather than on the One who promises to hold us in His hand.

The Lord offers us strength because He understands how fear can torment us. Don’t allow worry to blind you to His promises and thereby deprive you of the help that He always has available. The Bible reminds us: “My God shall supply all your needs” (Phil. 4:19).

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  • January 27, 2013 07:35 PM

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    This message touched my heart because I know that all my needs God is always there to rescue me
  • January 27, 2013 09:47 AM

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    As I got up this morning and i have the flu I asked my brother who i take care of was he alright still? Then in a phone call with my daughter i lamented about my financial situation. Those are 2 points you discussed and they hit me on the head,I asked my Father to forgive my unbelief. Thank you pastor for a much needed word. Praise theLord
  • January 26, 2013 02:31 PM

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    Amen. I needed to read this today - Gods way of speaking to me about my worrying over husband, and my family
  • January 26, 2013 12:25 PM

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    Thanks be to God.it encoyrages us to fuld trust for everything..Glory be to God
  • January 26, 2013 11:24 AM

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    Yes, what an awesome message for God! I love it! God bless you, Pastor Stanley!
  • January 26, 2013 08:12 AM

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    thank you. needed this word ths morning. my dad is ill and refuses to go to the hospital. he also is rejecting any assistance regarding cooking and cleaning.my mom is afraid as he is her caregiver. she tells me her every fear regarding his possble passing. i am a student in college and ths is now starting to effect the way i sleep or rather don't sleep. this morning i said i know god is nt a god of fear. thank you again
  • January 26, 2013 07:54 AM

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    This is so true. This is do Inspiring to me.
  • January 26, 2013 07:43 AM

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    How true we need to rely on the father he didn't make us fearful just fearfully wonderfully made psalm 139:14 :0)
  • January 26, 2013 12:43 AM

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    Thank you for always speaking to my need, God has used your ministry in such an amazing way to heal & get us through a very difficult trial. God bless you!

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